Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 58 77
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 24 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.53% 2.52% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.41% 12.28% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 8
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £320 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -29.28% +74.04%
10th Percentile £83 £245 £282
90th Percentile £417 £396 £600
East of England median daily rate £260 £270 £328
% change year-on-year -3.70% -17.56% -7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.19 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.08% +42.86% +33.33%
10th Percentile £11.51 £20.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £13.86 £20.00 £29.08
East of England median hourly rate £14.80 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.30% +17.86% +13.13%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 324 285 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.70% 20.49% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 158 145
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £126 £245 £263
90th Percentile £547 £525 £545
East of England median daily rate £370 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +1.72% -3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 9 43
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £20.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.98% -7.08% +38.87%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.00 £9.10
90th Percentile £33.15 £44.15 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Hertfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +1 12 £318 -
Hemel Hempstead 0 3 £375 -3.23%
Hertford - 3 £85 -
Watford -21 1 £450 +40.63% 1
Hatfield - 1 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 - - 1
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 14 (58.33%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) Juniper
2 11 (45.83%) LAN
3 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 8 (33.33%) Firewall
5 8 (33.33%) Windows
5 8 (33.33%) Network Management
6 6 (25.00%) ITIL
6 6 (25.00%) WAN
7 5 (20.83%) Broadband
7 5 (20.83%) ISDN
7 5 (20.83%) CCDP
7 5 (20.83%) CCNP
7 5 (20.83%) Wireless
7 5 (20.83%) OSPF
7 5 (20.83%) BGP
7 5 (20.83%) Network Security
7 5 (20.83%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) JNCIS
7 5 (20.83%) Brocade
7 5 (20.83%) VLAN
8 4 (16.67%) CentOS
8 4 (16.67%) iptables
8 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
8 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (16.67%) Linux Command Line

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) LAN
2 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 8 (33.33%) Firewall
4 6 (25.00%) WAN
5 5 (20.83%) BGP
5 5 (20.83%) Broadband
5 5 (20.83%) ISDN
5 5 (20.83%) Network Security
5 5 (20.83%) OSPF
5 5 (20.83%) VLAN
5 5 (20.83%) Wireless
6 4 (16.67%) DNS
6 4 (16.67%) IPsec
7 3 (12.50%) DHCP
7 3 (12.50%) DWDM
7 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (8.33%) Internet
9 1 (4.17%) Skype
9 1 (4.17%) WLAN
General
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
1 1 (4.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Leader
3 4 (16.67%) Network Support
3 4 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) CentOS
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Android
4 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Network Management
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 4 (16.67%) Network Design
4 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Change Control
5 2 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) HOOD
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 4 (16.67%) Perl
1 4 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (20.83%) CCDP
3 5 (20.83%) CCNP
3 5 (20.83%) DV Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) JNCIS
4 3 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) MCSE
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) iptables
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.17%) OpenView
1 1 (4.17%) OVSD
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) Juniper
3 5 (20.83%) Brocade
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Fujitsu
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) Wyse